The Wellbeing Zone
Welcome to the Wellbeing Zone
As improving the Health and Wellbeing of our colleagues, customers, and clients is one of our key Build Back Better focus areas, we created this ‘Wellbeing Zone’ to be a resource where anyone can find helpful tips and content to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
To help us achieve this goal, we have enlisted the help of Danny – a professional fitness coach and director of the Shropshire-based training centre, The Body Barn.
Be sure to take a look at the range of videos that Danny has produced for Novus, answering common health, lifestyle, and fitness questions designed to improve your personal wellbeing.
A Full Body Workout in Just 15 Minutes!
We want to get everyone up and moving around more!
Now, we know that you’re all busy and it can sometimes be challenging to establish an exercise routine when working from home or busy on-site.
But here’s the thing. The key to incorporating exercise into that tight schedule of yours is – starting small. So instead of changing your schedule abruptly, try incorporating small bits of exercise within your busy workday.
This is why the Novus Health and Wellbeing Coach, Danny, has developed this 15 minute fun bodyweight workout to get the blood pumping, the endorphins flowing, and you moving in the right direction.
Give it a try throughout the week!
Health and Wellbeing – Live Well Seminars
It’s time to relax!
Take time out to look after yourself!
74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.
This alarming figure shows that we all need to take care of ourselves. To do this Novus Health and Wellbeing Coach, Danny, has decided to give tips on personal relaxation techniques to help reduce and relax anxiety.
Have you ever tried Pilates?
See how Pilates can help you
There are many benefits of Pilates. Not only do they work to strengthen the body, but they also improve posture, muscle tone, flexibility, and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress, tension, and anxiety.
In part two of our three live well seminar videos, our wellbeing coach records a free Pilates class for you to follow along to.
See how Pilates can help your health and wellbeing by giving the session a go today!
5 Tips to Keep you Fighting Fit this Winter
Let’s beat those January blues with five tips to keep you fighting fit this winter!
Numerous studies show that higher levels of vitamin D are associated with better exercise capacity. This helps to explain why our fitness levels often drop off in Winter – because we are lacking the nutrient we need to supply oxygen to our muscles.
Health and Wellbeing - Advice and Answers
Your Energy Makeover Starts Now
It’s no wonder so many of us struggle with energy issues. We go, go, go from morning to night, running on little else but grit and caffeine.
But it doesn’t have to be that way!
The reality is, you can get a real boost by making a few simple changes
Our actual energy levels and perception of our own level of energy and fatigue will determine how well we feel at any moment in time and dictate how well we perform.
That’s why we put together this complete guide to all-day energy: It’s packed with proven strategies that will keep you powered up throughout the day.
I've Been Working Hard in the Gym but Gained Weight... How?
“I’ve eaten well all week and trained in the gym for 5 days straight, so how have I gained weight?”
It’s a very common question and a massive frustration that can lead to people giving up on their weight loss regime.
But don’t panic, weight fluctuations are perfectly normal and in this video, Danny explains what might have caused this unexpected weight gain and what you can do about it.
Mythbusting: Are Carbs Really the Devil?
“You should reduce your carb intake to lose weight.”
Carbohydrates or ‘carbs’ have picked up a bad reputation in recent times – but is the negativity around them completely justified?
Danny discusses this contentious topic within diet and nutrition in this video, looking at some of the sources of this opinion and offering his own advice for healthy weight loss.
How Do I Get Abs?
“How Do I Get Abs?”
It’s a question our health and wellbeing coach, Danny, hears a lot in his professional as a personal trainer.
Are you a bunch of sit-ups and crunches every night dreaming of that 6-pack?
Danny sheds some light on the realities of showing off those washboard abs you see in the #fitfam Instagram posts.